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Exclusive, expressive, electrified: The vehicle concept of the new BMW XM combines impressive presence with the high performance of a BMW M and powerful plug-in hybrid technology of the latest generation:
* Ultimate electrified M Power 644 hp† as plug-in hybrid thanks to newly developed V8 engine
* Expressiveness in styling: extroverted and iconic design language
* Luxury in the interior: M lounge in the rear, illuminated sculptural roofliner and premium-quality materials such as Vintage leather
High performance is electrified: For the very first time, an M vehicle is equipped with M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine plug-in hybrid technology. One absolute novelty is the combination of Integral Active 4-Wheel Steering and M xDrive. The combination of Integral Active 4-Wheel Steering and M xDrive guarantees maximum control and stability with a thrilling and fun drive in every situation.


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The BMW Luxury Recharged Tour brought the first-ever all-electric BMW i7 and the all-new BMW 760i xDrive exclusively to clients of Otto's BMW. 
The first fully electric BMW i7 combines electric performance and multisensory entertainment to produce an unforgettable motoring experience. From its elegant exterior to its impressive fully electric 498-km range, it's the definition of electrified luxury. Inside, relax in refined comfort in the private lounge, with active seat cooling, massage functions, a 31.3" BMW Theatre Screen and a retractable leg rest.
The all-new BMW 760i xDrive is the epitome of elegance in all its forms. From the exterior, the new Illuminated Kidney Grille and BMW Crystal Headlights make a statement in exclusivity. And once inside, innovative features, including My Modes, provide an interplay of light, sound and climate optimized to match your mood. In the new BMW 7 Series, every journey becomes a new, fascinating event.
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Otto's BMW: Summer Long Weekend Playlist

Ottos Bmw Long Weekend Playlist Listen to the new Otto's BMW Summer Long Weekend playlist on Spotify here.
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This year, Otto's BMW was proud to be the Official Automotive Partner to Ottawa Race Weekend. Among the events, the Otto's Ottawa 10K attracted one of the world's best fields of pro runners, as well as thousands of participants from across the National Capital Region. The race was also home to the 2022 Canadian 10K Championships. Watch this video to capture all the excitement.

Otto's BMW: Summer Playlist

In honour of the first day of summer, Otto's BMW is proud to introduce our new Spotify channel, featuring a variety of playlists to celebrate your time on the open road. Whether you're classic or contemporary, upbeat or low-key, we've got you covered with hours of road trip favourites.
Our first release includes songs for the classic summer, along with a playlist for those with an affinity for the more modern tracks. Enjoy the summer!
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HOPE for Refugee Women Gala

Otto's BMW and Canada's Official BMW Diplomatic Sales Centre were delighted to support the HOPE for Refugee Women Gala. HOMSA, CFUW-Ottawa, and friends from the International Club of Ottawa raised funds to establish scholarships for refugee women to attend the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Guests were welcomed to the Shaw Centre's trillium Ballroom, and enjoyed an engaging talk from Keynote Speaker Sally Armstrong. [caption id="attachment_4818" align="alignnone" width="600"]Hope Event01 Photographed here are: Aliaa El Sherif, wife of the Egyptian Ambassador to Canada, Olawunmi Asekun, wife of the Nigerian Ambassador to Canada, Sarah Harvey, wife of the New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4819" align="alignnone" width="600"]Hope Event02 Photographed here are: Dana and Yves Sperling[/caption]


473835 Bmw I4 2022 Deux Variantes De La Berline Electrique En Approche Did you know that the transition to Daylight Savings Time coincides with a rise in road-related incidents? How about the change in weather and road conditions? As Canadian drivers, we have to be extra careful navigating the roads during winter months, but studies show that there are also many reasons to be careful driving during the spring. In honour of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, below are six tips to help you -- and the people you share the road with -- stay safe this season. 1) Give your vehicle a spring tune-up Give your vehicle a little TLC before you hit the road this spring. Cold temperatures, snow, slush, salt and road grit from winter can cause accelerated wear and tear on a vehicle. Be sure to check headlights, fluids, tire pressure, and replace windshield wiper blades that don't clear the glass. Our service team at Otto's BMW can help you get your vehicle in top shape for spring. 2) Don't change your tires too soon Winter tires add extra traction in cold weather conditions. Don't let spring fool you -- it can bring upon all kinds of temperatures and weather, even dipping below freezing. You should always wait until temperatures are consistently above seven degrees before making the switch. 3) Warmer weather means busier streets Spring brings more runners, walkers, strollers -- and kids playing in the street. Movements can be sudden and unpredictable. Always slow down and be extra cautious in school zones and residential areas. 4) Share the road with cyclists Cyclists will be out in full force this spring. Remember to check your rearview mirrors before turning, stopping, or proceeding to spot their location. When passing on the road, give cyclists plenty of room. If you're approaching a busy intersection, slow down if a cyclist may be turning left in front of you. 5) Watch out for potholes Potholes are a frustrating hazard resulting from winter conditions. These are most often the result of pavement fatigue, caused by the natural process of aging. After several years of exposure to weather and traffic, pavement can begin to lose its flexibility and resistance to water. Needless to say, these can pause a tremendous challenge to distracted drivers. 6) Keep your eyes on the road Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. In fact, the average text sent or read in a car takes a driver's eyes off the road for five seconds. This is more than enough time to get in a life-altering accident. The minimum fine for texting and driving in Ontario is $615 for the first conviction. The maximum fine is $3000. To learn more about how your vehicle can keep you safe this season, contact your Otto's BMW representative today. 


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The new BMW i7 combines a groundbreaking design language, powerful driving dynamics and the latest generation of technological innovations. The VIP lounge experience in the spacious interior fascinates the driver as well as the passengers with details such as the BMW Interaction Bar or the 31.3'' BMW Theatre Screen with Theatre Mode. As BMW's first fully electric luxury sedan, the BMW i7 brings innovative driving pleasure to the road with 600 hp.
The highly anticipated, 7th generation of the BMW 7 Series is set to make its Canadian premiere in Spring 2022. Contact Otto's BMW for more information on the next generation of BMW expressive luxury.


Cab2 03 Media HdFor BMW, sustainability is at the core of everything they do -- striving to be the most sustainable automotive brand on the planet.The goal of achieving a completely climate-neutral business model by 2050 comes within reach. Although sustainability is a key buzzword in 2022, the topic itself is nothing new at the BMW Group. In fact, BMW began to establish sustainability as a central element of its corporate strategy as far back as the 1970s.Cab2 07 Media HdAs early as the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, BMW converted a BMW 1602 into an electrically powered vehicle to chaperone the long-distance walkers and marathon runners as a support vehicle. A year later, BMW became the first automotive company ever to appoint an environmental officer, a person to lay the foundations of preventive environmental protection.From their past as champions of sustainability, to a future as environmental leaders. By 2030, the BMW Group will halve CO2 emissions per vehicle in the use phase. They are also planning to utilize up to 50 percent secondary materials, and the company will be focusing on further cooperative ventures for plastics recycling. The BMW Group has been purchasing aluminum produced by electricity from solar energy since the beginning of 2021. Aluminum production is particularly energy-intensive, so utilizing green electricity results in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. Green power is fundamentally an effective lever to achieve the corporate goal of reducing CO2 emissions in the supplier network by 20 percent by 2030.Cab2 09 Media HdAnd a number of benchmarks have already been achieved. BMW has succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions per vehicle produced: 78 per cent lower in 2020 than in 2006. BMW vehicles are already currently 95 percent recyclable, and 90 percent of the high-voltage batteries can also be recycled. Furthermore, the BMW i Vision Circular offers a glimpse into what a car based on circularity could actually look like: a vehicle made of 100 percent recycled materials and is also 100 percent recyclable.The future is now. Contact Otto's BMW today to schedule your BMW Electric experience.


[strathcom_carousel id="4705" personalization_action="0" personalization_rule="Select a rule" /]   Distinct by design. Progressive by nature. And unmistakably BMW in every way. Discover the first-ever BMW iX and charge forward into the next generation of electric mobility. The next age of BMW electric mobility has begun, and so has your opportunity to lead the charge. With its efficient BMW eDrive technology and fully electric all-wheel drive, the first-ever BMW iX is here to electrify every moment of your journey. With this vehicle you have the unique opportunity to be a trailblazer among BMW owners. Visit www.bmwottos.ca to reserve yours today.

Otto's Ottawa signs on as Ottawa 10K presenting sponsor

Ro Blog Impact Images 6January 17, 2022 -- Run Ottawa is pleased to announce its newest major sponsor, Otto's Ottawa, who will become the presenting sponsor of the Ottawa 10K at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. The partnership also makes Otto's the title sponsor of the popular Canada Day Road Races, and a partner in the Run to Empower, which typically takes place in the fall. "Otto's Ottawa is honoured to join forces with Run Ottawa in celebrating empowerment, and encouraging people across the Ottawa-Gatineau region who are training to become the very best they can be," says Sonia Koller, Dealer Principal at Otto's Ottawa. "As a family-owned business, we couldn't be happier to align our values of perseverance, integrity and community-building with Run Ottawa and its prestigious series of races and events." In addition to its role as the Ottawa 10K presenting sponsor, Otto's will also be the automotive partner for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, providing pace cars for elite runners in the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Ottawa 10K. "We couldn't be happier to partner with one of Ottawa's most respected businesses for these events," said Ian Fraser, Executive Director of Run Ottawa. "Not only do we share the same core values of empowerment and perseverance, we also share a love for this community, and are looking forward to working together to see it thrive." Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2022 is set to take place May 28-29, 2022 with 15,000 people currently registered to run, walk or roll in one of 6 events throughout the weekend. View the full article here.



For over 100 years, BMW has relentlessly perfected the craftsmanship and quality of luxury performance vehicles. Fully electric BMWs push boundaries from every angle -- especially in their refined, visionary design.

BMW fully electric vehicles come equipped with a whole host of innovative technology and boundary-pushing features to help you strive for the ultimate experience on every drive.

Staying true to BMW's performance legacy, every fully electric BMW is a tour de force: engineered for adrenaline, agility, and an extraordinary feel like no other.


This fully electric Sports Activity Vehicle™ offers pioneering design and everyday practicality in equal measure. Bmw Ix I4 Site 3   Print Built with far-reaching range and efficiency, along with the breathtaking performance that defines BMW.
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Cq5dam.resized.img.1680.large.time1598615441417 The all-new 2021 BMW M4 Competition is all about you. With a superb range of paint finishes and a wide selection of optional enhancements for wheels and seat colour combinations, high-performance driving now fits like a glove. Add to this the fantastic complement of standard design elements, such as the carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof and distinguished high-gloss black runner boards beneath the doors, and you are sure to grab attention. Keeping true to its coupé genes, the new M4 Competition showcases a muscular yet streamlined silhouette. With 19" (front) and 20" (rear) combination wheels, it always appears like it's just waiting to take off. This athletic presence is embellished by interior touches, such as Galvanic controls, ambient lighting, heated seats, M seat belts and the acoustic windscreen. Thanks to its new 3.0 litre straight-six cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine, which now comes with two turbochargers, and an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic as standard -- as a 2-rear-wheel drive (with a 4-wheel drive model coming soon) -- the precision handling and explosive power is everything true BMW M fans are wanting. Add to this the M Cluster Display for an authentic track experience, and no one will be left disappointed. From 0 to 62mph in only 3.9 seconds, the BMW M4 Competition embraces all the latest track developments, including connectivity and driver assistance systems. This is why it boasts, to name but a few features, a 10.25" Central Information Display and a 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel, Gesture Control, and High Beam Assistant. Prepare yourself for a new era of digitally-focused high-performance driving. 010203 Experience the elevation for yourself at Otto's BMW. BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY


Cq5dam.resized.img.1680.large.time1597748905084 The BMW M3 vehicles combine powerful proportions and distinctive four-door 3-box design with the sportiness typical of M. Leading the quartet of bold characters is the BMW M3 Competition Sedan with its impressive 503 hp and 442 ft/lb of torque. Equipped with a high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo power unit, 8-speed M Steptronic with Drivelogic, optional all-wheel drive M xDrive*, Active M Differential and numerous technologies derived from motorsport, it guarantees maximum driving dynamics -- both in everyday use and on the race track. The BMW M3 Sedan develops a sporty 473 hp and 442 ft/lb. The combination of rear-wheel drive and optimally incremented manual 6-speed M transmission permits a very dynamic driving style and makes the vehicle a puristic thoroughbred athlete. 030201 Experience the BMW M3 Competition for yourself at Otto's BMW. Limited availability. BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY  
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The all-new BMW iX. A completely new approach from the inside out -- expressive, but not overloaded. Intelligent, but not complicated. A minimalist design character with an iconic monolithic shape. https://youtu.be/3Ep1B_9Brzo  


Join Matthias Junghanns, Head of Interior Design BMW i, and Simon Sebastian, Lead Interior Designer BMW iX, as they take you through the revolutionary interior of the iX. Explore the most striking features, learn about "Shy-Tech", and get firsthand insights into the unconventional design process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPaeBHiBVog  

DRIVEN TO CONNECT BMW Gesture Control: The Next Level of iDrive Interaction.

P90185626 Highres Lr Copy BMW Gesture Control inspires with outstandingly intuitive user guidance, making for a less distracted driving experience. With sensors located in the roof lining, next to the rearview mirror, this feature is especially handy when you don't want to take your eyes off the road, but still need to take that important call. How it works: •  To accept a call - point to the BMW iDrive touchscreen •  To reject a call - swipe your hand to the right •  To turn the volume up - circle your finger crosswise •  To turn the volume down - circle your finger counter-clockwise •  To change the rear view camera angle - create a circle with your thumb and forefinger •  To select navigation/custom setting - point to the touch screen with two fingers in a V shape To enjoy the BMW gesture control to its fullest potential, and to improve your everyday driving experience, be sure to check out the interactive digital owner's manual stored in your iDrive menu and search "Possible Gestures". BMW Gesture Control launched with the BMW 7 Series in 2015, and is now available in almost every BMW, with Operating System 7.0, which supports the newest MGU head unit. Contact us today for more details.  


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Bmw 4 Series Exterior (g22) 01 The BMW family has grown in style. Launching October 29, the all-new 4 Series Coupé sets itself apart with a bold silhouette, impressive agility and a striking interior. Pre-order prior to October 29, and receive a 1% MSRP credit. THE MISSION. Uncompromisingly non-conformist: the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé sets itself resolutely and elegantly beyond all existing conventions. The independent design and classic coupé silhouette reference icons while at the same underlining its progressive character. The sporty lightness transfers seamlessly onto the road, where impressive agility and eye-catching performance send adrenaline levels soaring. As a result, the powerful sports coupé exudes an aura of ultimate elegance, which simultaneously makes it all the more attractive. Bmw 4series Coupe Tiles 02THE EXTERIOR. Provocative, independent, edgy. With its unmistakeable exterior design, the BMW 4 Series Coupé manifests itself as a rebellious individualist. The distinctive front with the unique BMW double kidney grille emphasizes maximum independence and symbolizes the expressive appearance of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé. THE INTERIOR. Complexity in concise form: the interior design of the BMW 4 Series Coupé places the driver at the centre of attention. Alongside the functional styling of the interior, the precise design language and the high-quality design elements produce a modern and independent aura. Bmw 4series Coupe Tiles 01THE REVIEWS ARE IN."BMW's all-new 2021 4 Series Coupe is wider, taller, longer, and bolder." - driving.ca"Popular Coupe takes on bold new look" - Motor Authortity"The BMW 4 Series is great to drive, smart inside and roomier than you might imagine. The range-topping M440i is great fun..." whatcar.com Visit https://www.bmwottos.ca/en/4-series/ for more details or schedule your appointment with one of Otto's representatives today.  


With the cooler weather just around the corner, it's time to think about switching over to winter tires. To better understand the importance of winter tires we have included some information below. Bmwca Wheelbinder Sheets En Bavaria Low 1 1 CopySafety First Tires are an important factor in safe driving, for both yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. Below you will find key differences between summer tires and winter tires. The Amount of Rubber Did you know that a higher percentage of rubber in winter tires keeps the tires soft and flexible to better grip the road in cold weather? Driving on winter tires in the summer will cause faster wear, reduce fuel efficiency and create a need for greater braking distance. Because winter tires are more pliable in warmer temperatures, they wear more quickly on hard, dry asphalt. Tire Tread An added benefit of winter tires is the extra, deeper, grooves, which provide better traction on snow and ice. There are also smaller channels, or 'sipes', that allow the tire to keep better contact with the road surface. When to Switch to Winter Tires? We all know that winter tires are for winter driving, but when is the ideal time to make the change-over? Most experts agree that below 10 degrees is when winter tires do best on the road, and above 10 degrees is when summer tires do best on the road. All-Season Tires vs. Winter Tires It's important to note that all-season tires and winter tires have the same grip, that is until the temperature starts to drop. As the weather gets colder all-season tires start to lose their traction, while winter tires gain grip. With this in mind, "all season" doesn't mean you shouldn't switch over to winter tires to combat Canadian winters. LOOKING TO TRANSITION TO YOUR WINTER TIRES? CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
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Shaping the icon. The all-new #BMWM3.

Shaping the icon. The all-new #BMWM3 (G80 2020). The BMW M3 enters its sixth generation in 2020. The first official driving shots of the new BMW M3 G80 provide an exclusive insight into the development of the high-performance sedan on the world's most challenging test track - the 'Nordschleife' of the Nuerburgring. [iframe_shortcode source="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1yISYPhVyMk" name="Shaping the icon. The all-new BMW M3 (G80 2020)." width="730" height="411" scrolling="yes" border="yes" personalization_action="0" personalization_rule="Select a rule" /]

Otto's BMW: Stronger Together

Read what our community is saying about Otto's support during these challenging times.

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Thank you so much for your donation of PPE (personal protective equipment) for our healthcare workers who are fighting COVID-19. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, these donations are used throughout hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care agencies across our region.  With your donation, you are supporting the courageous teams working within hospitals and community sectors, who are on the frontline around the clock, every day. Your donation has come at a challenging time for these frontline workers as they bravely respond to this rapidly evolving situation. Knowing they have the support and encouragement of a caring community behind them is an incredible boost in morale. The collective kindness and generosity we've witnessed over the past few weeks is truly inspirational. Thank you again for your donation. We are all in this together. Tim Kluke, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation   The Otto's family is such an incredible family. Remember folks, they don't need to do this... They aren't required to do this… Yet, they do. Because that is who they are. Ottawa is very fortunate to have them in our community. We can't even imagine how many lives the Otto's family has touched in a helpful/positive way. Thinking about buying a BMW or Subaru... Why not ensure you buy from Otto's? @hertzibinky   Otto's Ottawa has sponsored 400 meals to keep our program going. We are extremely grateful for this gift. Meals For Hope is able to serve meals to folks who need it most in the community thanks to the generosity of each one of you. This gift from Otto's Ottawa has given us a boost to continue to serve meals to the most vulnerable people in our city. @mealsforhope   The Otto's Ottawa Group (Otto's Subaru and Otto's BMW) had already been assisting us by helping us deliver meals each week. We sincerely thank Otto's family for their great generosity and for allowing us to keep this important program going. @mealsforhope   Thanks to @Ottos_BMW for all you're doing to brighten up the days of our #frontlineworkers! A little pick-me-up goes a long way these days. @ottawamag   Ottawa Life article: https://www.ottawalife.com/article/ottos-ottawa-donates-care-packages-to-frontline-workers?set_lang=en  

#StaySafe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

What better way to enjoy some at-home time than with a delicious recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Try this one out and enjoy a sweet treat with the whole family! 98b8f839 76c8 427f 854e Bc5d14795e9c
  • 1/2 pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add one egg at a time and once smooth, stir in lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and stir until there are no dry lumps. Gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spoon dough onto parchment paper and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 10-12 minutes.  

#StaySafe: BMW colouring fun

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#StaySafe: DIY BMW family games to play at home

Staysafegames An evening full of games with your partner, or a classic round of board games with the whole family, could be just the right thing to distract yourself during these challenging times. The best part is, you can print out these BMW DIY games at home and start playing right away. Saving lives has never been so easy: Just stay at home, and prevent further contagions. Download the games here: https://bit.ly/2xWwLZL  

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DRIVEN: Understanding Winter Tires

With the cooler weather upon us, it's time to think about switching over to your winter tires. To better understand the importance of winter tires we have shared some information below. Safety First Tires are an important factor in safe driving, for both yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. Below you will find key differences between summer tires and winter tires. The Amount of Rubber A higher percentage of rubber in winter tires keeps the tires soft and flexible to better grip the road in cold weather. Driving on winter tires in the summer will cause faster wear, reduce fuel efficiency and create a need for greater braking distance. Because winter tires are more pliable in warmer temperatures, they wear more quickly on hard, dry asphalt. Tire Tread Another benefit of winter tires is extra, deeper, grooves, which provide better traction on snow and ice. There are also smaller channels, or 'sipes', that allow the tire to keep better contact with eh road surface. When to Switch to Winter Tires? We all know that winter tires are for winter driving, but when is the ideal time to make the change-over? Most experts agree that below 10 degrees is when winter tires do best on the road, and above 10 degrees is when summer tires do best on the road. All-Season Tires vs. Winter Tires It's important to note that all-season tires and winter tires have the same grip, that is until the temperature starts to drop. As the weather gets colder all-season tires start to lose their traction, while winter tires gain grip. With this in mind, "all season" doesn't mean you shouldn't switch over to winter tires to combat Canadian winters. Your car will skid if you drive on summer or all-season tires in winter -- see for yourself what that looks like and how winter tires fare in the summer.  

DRIVEN: Top 5 Day-trip Destinations

 a0184939  f23 2  convertible  birds eye  interior  euro  r t 2  copyAlmonte: Almonte is a scenic mill town on the Mississippi River, near Ottawa. Their 19th-century main street offers galleries, boutiques and antique shops. Excellent restaurants and specialty shops make Almonte a foodie haven, offering lovely inns and B&Bs, some in historic homes along the river. There's lots to see and do, including a thriving arts community and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. https://almonte.comMerrickville: Having officially been dubbed Canada's Most Beautiful Village by Communities in Bloom, and with more designated heritage buildings than any other Ontario community of like-size, Merrickville is a unique and vibrant Victorian village on the Rideau Canal. Less than an hour's drive from both Ottawa and the U.S.-Canada border, the Village of Merrickville and the surrounding rural area of Wolford love to celebrate their history and culture. Join in and enjoy its heritage, natural attractions, delightful restaurants and shops, small town hospitality, and its all-round, year-round enchantment. https://www.merrickville-wolford.ca/Perth: When you first visit Perth, Ontario, you just might fall in love with it. Whether you stroll through the beautifully landscaped Stewart Park, sit riverside on a restaurant patio or shop in the downtown heritage core, you'll feel it. You'll look up. And around. And soak it all in. That's when you realize you've arrived in a magical little town that you didn't even know you loved. Until now.  www.perth.caChelsea: The gateway to Gatineau Park, the rural municipality of Chelsea prides itself on its culture and picturesque setting. The town's art galleries, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and other gourmet stops give the area an incomparable charm that is felt year round. The municipality is also proud of its heritage, having designated two cemeteries as historic sites and developed the Meech Creek Valley Route. https://www.tourismeoutaouais.com/en/services_en/chelsea/Wakefield: Wakefield offers a warm welcome with a variety of cafés, pubs, galleries and boutiques. For the outdoor enthusiast, Wakefield is a four-season playground. Located on the northern edge of Gatineau Park, one can cross-country ski or snowshoe through over 200km of some of the finest trails in Eastern Ontario or Western Quebec in the winter, or hike or mountain bike those same Gatineau Park trails during Spring, Summer and Fall. Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard for the day and paddle the Gatineau River, or experience dogsledding, horseback riding or other guided adventures only a short drive from the village. https://www.destinationwakefield.com/about/

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DRIVEN by our History

760 If you've dropped by our new showroom on Hunt Club Road, you've likely come across our storied red 1957 BMW Isetta on display near our new business centre. In honour of this special icon in automotive history, we wanted to share a story from www.bmw.com. What is a BMW Isetta? The BMW Isetta is a microcar that was produced under license by the Bayerische Motorenwerke between 1955 and 1962. The "Motocoupé" is based on a design from the Italian manufacturer Iso Rivolta and is known as a bubble car. Isettas typically had a door in the front and a single cylinder four-stroke engine in the back. 01  copyThe Bubble Car as a Cult Car The BMW marketing department came up with the term "Motocoupé" for the bubble car. In Germany, the Isetta was affectionately known as a "Knutschkugel" (cuddle coach). There was no better car for zipping around in a city or for short distances. Because it was 7.5 feet (2.28 m) long and weighed a mere 770 pounds (350 kg), it was more manoeuvrable than almost any other car. And two adult passengers could sit next to one another just like in a "regular" car. The Isetta was the only microcar where that was possible. Since the door opens to the front and the steering wheel and steering column swing with it, it's easy to get in and out. Luggage goes on the outside on a luggage rack that mounts onto the back. Buyers knew what they were getting: the Isetta was no mini sedan -- it was a new kind of car. It was the right kind of car for the 1950s. All Isettas had a canvas roof, similar to today's sunroof. Not because of customer demand, adds BMW Group Classic Expert Klinger-Köhnlein, but because an emergency exit was mandatory since you entered the car through a front door. 02  copyThe Isetta was a Top Seller The Motocoupé became a much-needed best seller. At only 2,550 German marks (about 1,450 US-dollars or 1,300 euros today), the Isetta was a car most people could afford. And Isetta drivers didn't need an expensive car licence, all they needed was a motorcycle licence. Vintage BMWs: the Legend Lives On Even today, the BMW Isetta has lost none of its fascination and still stands for a certain lifestyle. "At the BMW Welt in Munich, the Isetta is the most popular exhibit," says Klinger-Köhnlein. Quite a few visitors even take it for a spin to get the full 50s nostalgia experience. Want to check out the 1957 BMW Isetta for yourself? Visit our new state-of-the-art facility at 660 Hunt Club Road in Ottawa.  


blog summerdrivingtipsTurn Your Lights On During the summer months, the sun rises earlier, and sets later. If your headlights don't automatically turn on, remember to activate them sooner rather than later, especially when driving on unfamiliar routes. Stay Calm While this may seem obvious, don't let your emotions or bad mood affect your driving. Take a deep breath and try to stay patient. As much as possible, try and take routes that you enjoy, where the scenery is relaxing and patience-inducing. Take an Advanced Driving Course Taking an advanced driving course can help improve your driving skills, not just on the track, but on slippery pavement, on off-road trails, and during emergency manoeuvres. You can take what you learn during the course and easily apply it to everyday driving in order to make you a safer and better driver. Be Safe Put your seat belt on correctly and adjust your seating position. The lower seat belt strap should lie over your hips, not your stomach, to ensure it is comfortable and safe. Sit upright behind the steering wheel, with both hands on the wheel. Share the Road Sunny summer days usually mean more cyclists and pedestrians, making it especially important to be aware of what's going on around you while you're driving. Shoulder check for cyclists, and be prepared to yield even if they don't have the right of way. Also, after parking, check for passing cyclists before opening your door.  


BMW Driver Essentials strives to make your journey enjoyable wherever you go. These services include unique modifications and unique  personalized solutions for your driving needs and accessory options that complement your lifestyle. We'll outfit you with everything you need to tackle the road ahead. [iframe_shortcode source="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7yIft4UpXwU?rel=0" width="100%" height="400" /] Visit bmw.ca/driveressentials to learn more. Contact us today for more details.  


The third generation of the popular BMW X3 SUV will make its debut in our showrooms as early as 2018! Indeed, the 2018 BMW X3 was completely redesigned and improved in order to present an even more dynamic style, more powerful performance and even more luxurious conveniences. Two versions will be available: the xDrive30i and the M40i. The first model is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder inline twin engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the second model is the first in the range to offer the M Performance package, which gives it a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder inline engine of 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The cabin is full of luxurious details and materials. Enjoy its maximum comfort level, surrounded by a load of exclusive decorative elements. Don't miss the dashboard and the centre console, which both offer exceptional refinement. As well, a new application for mobile phones will allow you to see your X3 in 360° real time. 2018 BMW X3 SUV Want to be one of the first to try it out? Stay in touch get all of the details!  


You have until August 31, 2017 to benefit from our incentive! For a limited time, shop on Mondays and receive $500 off in-stock BMW models. Indeed, in keeping with our 50-year tradition, Otto's is closed on Saturdays all summer long to allow our staff to enjoy time with their friends and families. Enjoy your weekend promotion Our "Canada in style" event is still running as well! Celebrate Canada 150 with the very best offers of the year. But hurry up--offers expire July 31, 2017! Any questions? See one of our representative for details.  


The 2018 model of BMW's mid-size SUV is finally improving its image. As the last update goes back to 2011, this new version is welcome! For 2018, the BMW X3 is sprucing itself up. Its design, both exterior and interior, is entirely renewed, including a new chassis, state-of-the-art engines and the latest technologies. Modern, strong and unique, the 2018 BMW X3 was completely redesigned for a flawless high-end product that will surely please customers. Depending on the version selected, under the hood you'll find a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine with 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with this power, the BMW X3 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, making it the fastest SUV in its range! The basic model, on the other hand, will feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that generates 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, reaching 100 km/h in 6 seconds. All-new BMW X3Stay in touch of its arrival at our dealership!  


It's time to celebrate Canada 150 with the very best BMW offers of the year, thanks to our "Canada in style" event! For a limited period, lease the 2017 BMW 320i xDrive Demo from $399 per month, taxes extra, based on 48 months at 1.9% lease rate, including $1,500 delivery credit, $1,000 sale credit and $1,500 loyalty credit. You could also lease the 2017 BMW 330i xDrive Demo from $479! Also lease the 2017 BMW 230i xDrive Coupé Demo from $499 per month, taxes extra, based on 48 months with only $2,500 due on delivery or the 2017 BMW 430i xDrive Coupé Demo from $649 per month, taxes extra, based on 48 months with only $2,500 down. Canada in Style Hurry up! The offers expire on June 30th, 2017. Visit us today.  


Have you seen what has just joined the new BMW 5 Series? The ever-popular Touring! It comes with all the same features found in the Sedan, such as all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and roll stabilization. On top of all this, it ensures an incredible drive thanks to the M Sport Package, including balanced weight distribution, rear wheel drive and straight-six cylinders. Most importantly: the trunk volume grows to 570 to 1,700 litres while loading by up to 120 kg! Take a look through the latest photos of the 2017 BMW 530d Touring: BMW 5 Series TouringBMW 5 Series TouringBMW 5 Series TouringBMW 5 Series Touring Any questions? Contact us!*Pictures from bmwblog.com  



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BMW M3 and M4 "Allow me a moment of crankiness and I'm quick to whine about how BMW's M division has been lost for the better part of the last decade, building cars (SUVs even!) with stupid-quick acceleration and face-twisting grip, but with all the soul of a microwave and the road feel of a panzer. The current M5 and M6 are uninspiring at best, and even the last-generation M3 didn't put a big, goofy smile on my face until it was howling near its 8400-rpm redline. Unless it was pushed hard, it wasn't a special, memorable car. Sure, Fat Elvis could still sing, but his spirit was broken." Read more: https://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1405_2015_bmw_m3_m4_first_test/#ixzz36QLV79Zw  




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